"For a perfectly creamy mac ′n cheese, a soft Gouda is key. Aged or smoked Goudas are often hard with crystallized protein that doesn't fully melt, leaving a cheese sauce that's gritty. Cheddar is a no-brainer because it melts well, not to mention the sharper the variety the bigger the flavor. Both cheeses pair well with the smokiness of bacon and a bread crumb topping with Parmesan only ups the cheese ante. Baked until bubbly, and full of ooey-gooey cheese, this smoky mac ′n cheese will be a welcome dinner for the two of you any night of the week." Cuisine At Home, Issue 107, October 2014, pg. 23
PREHEAT oven to 400?. Coat a 2-1/2 cup baking dish with nonstick spray.
FOR THE MACARONI, COOK macaroni in a pot of boiling salted water according to package directions; drain. Cook bacon in a sauté pan until crisp, then transfer to a paper-towel-lined plate and discard drippings.
Sauté onion in 1 Tbsp. oil in same pan over medium heat until translucent, 5 minutes. Add garlic and sauté 30 seconds.
WHISK flour into onion mixture to coat, 1 minute. Slowly whisk in milk, and continue whisking until mixture thickens, 5 minutes.
OFF HEAT, STIR IN Gouda, Cheddar, and Dijon. Stir in cooked macaroni and bacon; transfer to prepared baking dish.
FOR THE TOPPING, COMBINE bread crumbs, Parmesan, parsley, and 1 Tbsp. oil; sprinkle evenly over top of mac 'n cheese. Bake mac 'n cheese until bubbly and top is golden brown, about 10 minutes.
Nutritional info. per serving: 972 cal; 59g total fat (34g sat); 125mg chol; 2587mg sodium; 83g carb; 4g fiber; 57g protein.
1. Whisk flour into the sautéed onion and garlic to help thicken the base of the cheese sauce.
2. Because the mac n cheese also bakes, don't worry if the cheese doesn't fully melt as you add it.
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|Serving Size: 1 Serving (187g)|
|Recipe Makes: 2 Servings|
|Calories from Fat: 359 (60%)|
|Amt Per Serving||% DV|
|Total Fat 39.9g||53 %|
|Saturated Fat 10.7g||53 %|
|Monounsaturated Fat 23.1g|
|Polyunsanturated Fat 4.3g|
|Cholesterol 31.2mg||10 %|
|Sodium 608.1mg||21 %|
|Potassium 246.7mg||6 %|
|Total Carbohydrate 45.7g||13 %|
|Dietary Fiber 3.5g||14 %|
|Sugars, other 42.1g|
|Protein 15.5g||22 %|
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Calories per serving: 601
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